Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

“The Orthodox Contribution to the Ecumenical Discussion on the Church”: An Unpublished Lecture Series by Fr. Georges Florovsky

Fr. Georges Florovsky (1893-1979) rose to international prominence as an Orthodox theologian at a time when there was great interest in Eastern Orthodoxy…

Jun 23, 2014

A Resource to Celebrate Saint Nicholas

It’s always surprised me how adults burden themselves during the Christmas Holiday Season by playing Santa, and they neglect to honor his prototype St….

Dec 01, 2016

Cyril and Methodius

Among the best known saints in the Orthodox calendar are the brothers Cyril and Methodius, who are remembered for devising the Cyrillic alphabet and thus…

Dec 09, 2014

Fasting, The Orthodox Christian Way

How are you fasting during Great Lent?  This year, the Orthodox Church began its forty-day fasting period (more than 40 this year!) on Monday, March 14th,…

Mar 18, 2016

Holy Fools

If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God….

Apr 06, 2015

Macrina the Elder

She’s called “Confessor of the Faith”. Her family contains so many saints she’s known as the mother and grandmother of saints. She should be given…

Jun 08, 2014

Macrina the Younger

Born in 327 AD, Macrina’s birth foreshadowed her life. As her brother Gregory related in his biography of his sister, “When the time came for the child…

Jun 08, 2014

Saint Basil

Born into one of the most illustrious Christian families in history, Basil the Great would do his family proud both in his lifetime and after his death….

May 29, 2014

Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Born into the one of the most illustrious Christian families of late antiquity, Saint Gregory of Nyssa was the younger brother of Saint Marcina and Saint…

Aug 14, 2014

Saint Herman of Alaska

It’s hard to tell just who Saint Herman of Alaska was before he became a monk. Back in the mid 1700s, not many countries kept birth and death records,…

Sep 30, 2014

Saint Isidora of Tabenna Monastery

Very little is known about this monastic who chose the role of Fool for Christ, except that if she existed at all, she was one of the earliest recognized…

Jun 02, 2015

Saint Jacob Netsvetov

If you look at a map of Alaska, you’ll see it has a kind of tail leading away from the mainland toward Russia and Japan. That tail is made up of a large…

Sep 04, 2014